Sunday, February 20, 2022

Football Unit for First Grade

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Football Unit for First Grade | Apples to Applique

Thematic teaching is one of my favorite ways to approach learning in my classroom! This football unit is a great way to keep your students engaged, having a lot of fun while still practicing important skills. This unit is comprehensive, with literacy, math, and STEM activities, and a craftivity thrown in for some fine motor practice (and fun).


Football Unit for First Grade | Apples to Applique
These clear spinners are perfect for this activity!


This unit includes three literacy activities: a fun craftivity that incorporates writing about personal goals, a digraph game, and an activity called "fumbled sentences", where students correct punctuation and capitalization errors in sentences.


Football Unit for First Grade | Apples to Applique


There are two math activities included: a two-player game focused on comparing 2-digit numbers, perfect for small groups, and a "tackling three addends" scoot activity to get kids moving and collaborating.



Football Unit for First Grade | Apples to Applique

My students love coding activities, whether digital or unplugged. The included unplugged activity involves placing defensive players on the football field and writing a play to get the quarterback to the goal post.

I hope your students love this unit as much as mine do! It is the perfect accompaniment to a football room transformation, to celebrate the big game, or any other time you're looking to increase engagement. You can get it here in my store or here in my TPT shop.

Keep teaching with heart and passion!